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Man of the Year (1995)

Cast: Dirk Shafer, Dirk Shafer, Vivian Paxton, more...
Director: Dirk Shafer, Dirk Shafer
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Fox Lorber
Genre: Comedies, Documentary, Drama, Gay & Lesbian, GLBT, Documentary
Running Time: 85 min.
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This title is currently out of print.

This film is a unique combination of documentary, drama and comedy, and uses real people as well as professional actors to chronicle the experiences of Dirk Shafer who in 1992, was voted Playgirl magazine's man of the year. For the athletic, blond and extremely photogenic Shafer this fame was a double-edged sword. On one hand, he really needed the money; on the other, he had just come out of the closet. Still he went for the gusto and spent much of the year touring about and getting interviewed on talk shows. Only a few close friends and family members knew that he was a homosexual; to everyone else he was the epitome of heterosexual masculinity. This naturally, created problems with Mike, the man Shafer wanted to get involved with. Included are filmclips from actual talk-show appearances, and interviews with family and friends, not all of whom were tickled to discover that he was gay. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Surprising and Interesting by AOsher April 8, 2008 - 4:47 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
This is intended to be a deeply philosophical movie, but it does have some interesting observations. It is also a good light laugh.

This title is currently unavailable on disc or is no longer in-print.

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